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    Default March Madness 2012: Official Club Polk Tournament Challenge

    Welcome fellow CP'ers... This is for forum bragging rights and a possible $10,000 first prize (courtesy of ESPN and BestBuy... not me).

    ESPN's site is now open for selections, so I have set up a 'Private' group for CP. It is imaginatively enough called "Club Polk 1". Once again this year our password is "Matthew".

    General info can be found HERE. You must have an ESPN Account to enter, but no biggie... in my experience ESPN does not bombard you with SPAM or shop your addy around.

    This year you can create up to 10 entries. There may be an easier way to create and join entries, but the following will work...

    Note: Please include your CP screen name when you name your entries, e.g., Tour2ma 1, Tour2ma 2, etc.

    Once you are logged in, click on the Tournament Challenge banner and a pop up will take you to the "Game Home' page. Click the "Create a Bracket" button and type the name your first bracket. Then ignore the 'Join a Fans of Group' and uncheck all the ad BS as you scroll down until you see a button labeled "Save Settings"... click it. You will end up on the "My Brackets" tab with your saved Bracket's name.

    Move the cursor to the "My Brackets" tab and the drop down menu will include a 'Create Bracket' option until you've created your ten.

    Once you've created your ten, or as many as you want, click on the "Game Home" tab to see your list on entries and assign them to our group. When assigning your entries, type "Club Polk" in the search window and the name will appear in a drop menu; click on 'Club Polk 1'. Scroll down, enter our Password and click on the 'Join This Group' button. Then you can click on the "Game Home" tab and repeat... and repeat... and...

    All that's left to do is to complete your brackets, AKA 'the easy part'... You can access them from the list of your entries on the "Game Home" tab.

    The Club Polk group will starts off unlocked, so if you have already created entries, you may move them into our group. However, once the tourney starts, all groups will be locked and there will be no movement in, or out.

    Good Luck and Let's have some fun...
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    I get "password does not match, please try again" when I put in Matthew. I even tried it with the quotes, but no luck. Any suggestions?
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    Password is Mathew----just the one "t", not two.
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    C'mon folks, let get some more brackets in there. We had better participation last year. Just 'cause we KNOW the Buckeyes are gonna win it all this year, doesn't mean you can't at least TRY with your other weak-a$$ predictions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seeclear View Post
    Password is Mathew----just the one "t", not two.
    DOH! Good catch...

    Mathew it is...
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    And here's a link that should take you right to the Tourney Home Log-In page...

    http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-...?e=loginfailed
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    Entered my bracket. Go Jayhawks!
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    I'm in!
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    seeclear 5 is my son's picks.
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    Not usually a homer-pick guy when it comes to my brackets, but I made an exception on this one. Wisconsin Badgers all the way!
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    "Don't forget to change your politician. They are like diapers they need to be changed regularly, and for the same reason."

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    Brackets lock today, Thursday at noon Eastern...
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    In with 1 bracket... very far fetched, but if it happens, I'll crap my pants.
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    All ten are in.

    Go Louisville Cardinals!!!!!
    I never had it like this where I grew up. But I send my kids here because the fact is you go to one of the best schools in the country: Rushmore. Now, for some of you it doesn't matter. You were born rich and you're going to stay rich. But here's my advice to the rest of you: Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs and take them down. Just remember, they can buy anything but they can't buy backbone. Don't let them forget it. Thank you.Herman Blume - Rushmore

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    5 minutes!!!!!!!Get those brackets done/in!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    OK.... who had Norfolk St over Mizzou?
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    Duke sucks!!!

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    LOL... twin 15 - 2 upsets... What a Friday...
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    No kidding. Only two upsets yesterday and already five so far today. And USF is beating Temple.
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    Well, halfway through the annual ordeal and here are our Top Ten standings...

    Kudos to zb2k so far for his 99th percentile showing... but watchout for Mich St...

    Place/Entry Name/NatChmp/Ttl Pos/Pts/Percentile
    1 zombieboy 2000 2, Kentucky 1240 470 99.0
    2 grimmace19 1, Marquette 1240 450 95.7
    3 PSOVLSK, Kentucky 1000 440 92.4
    4 fast_sas 1, Kentucky 1200 430 86.1
    4 seeclear 5, Ohio St 1120 430 86.1
    4 zombieboy 2000 10, Mich St 1080 430 86.1
    4 zombieboy 2000 9, Duke 680 430 86.1
    8 zombieboy 2000 1, Kentucky 1120 420 79.0
    9 tour2ma 3: MichSt, Mich St 1200 410 70.5
    9 seeclear 1, Ohio St 1160 410 70.5
    9 zombieboy 2000 4, Louisville 1080 410 70.5
    9 tommyboy1, Ohio St 960 410 70.5
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    Feels good to be in 2nd and only filled out 1 bracket. I say we take zombie boys average
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    I feel the same grimmace. Only one bracket entered and I'm in 3rd. I'm in bad shape though as I don't have near as many possible points remaining as many others. My percentile dropped a lot with the Cincy win over Fla St. For some reason I had Fla St in the Final Four. I would have sworn I picked Ohio St. to beat them. Must have been a mistake with the mouse and not a thorough enough proofreading. At this point I'm hoping for a Baylor men and women sweep. Most likely won't happen, but it would be pretty cool if it did. That would be quite an accomplishment for a relatively small private school here in Texas (or anywhere else).

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    I filled out my bracket with 10 minutes to spare. I picked Marquette vs Wisconsin which would be my dream championship for all my life. Love them both but give marquette the edge as that's where my brother went and him and I had season tickets for 3 years. Loved every minute of every game for those years.

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    C'mon grimmace...I thought I was the only crazy one to pick Wiso. It's great, though. Good to see other Badger fans on the forum!!
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    Just for the record, I suggested we only fill out one bracket last year. Maybe we should go that route next year...

    You can still fill out ten for a shot at the prize at ESPN, but just link your top bracket to Club Polk. Sound fair?

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    Enter 10 or 1 and they all count IMO. It's just for fun and no big deal.
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    I intended to have more than one, but somehow I failed to link my other brackets to the Polk group. I don't how most people do it, but I usually fill out a serious bracket which is almost always ends up being my best bracket. Others that I fill out are usually full of upsets, etc. and never turn out to be very good.
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    I agree it's just for fun, but if everyone just filled out one, I would get into it more. Bragging rights would mean more.

    JMO...

    That said I am still enjoying it and thank you Tour for putting this thing together!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hochpt21 View Post
    I agree it's just for fun, but if everyone just filled out one, I would get into it more. Bragging rights would mean more.

    JMO...
    I won this 2 or 3 years in a row...and trust me...bragging rights mean absolutely NOTHING!
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    You still took the time to point out that you won it "2 or 3 years in a row"

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